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Martin v. Hart  
Date: October 31, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 123
Docket Number: S-18-0019

Justia Opinion Summary: In this custody dispute, the Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court imposing a visitation schedule that required extensive travel between Mother’s residence in Wyoming and Father’s residence in Arizona an...

Larkins v. State  
Date: October 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 122
Docket Numbers: S-17-0132, S-17-0134, S-17-0133, S-18-0059, S-18-0060, S-18-0061

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed convictions of Defendants - Dennis Larkins and Emily Larkins - for multiple counts of child abuse and one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult, holding that there was no reversible error in the...

Popkin v. State  
Date: October 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 121
Docket Numbers: S-18-0104, S-18-0105

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of two counts of second degree sexual assault by a person in a position of authority, in violation of Wyo. Stat. Ann. 6-2-303(a)(vi), holding that Defendant’s no-contest...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Stuwert B. Johnson
Date: October 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 118
Docket Number: D-18-0006
Dumas v. State  
Date: October 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 120
Docket Number: S-17-0298

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for strangulation of a household member and domestic battery, holding that Defendant failed to demonstrate plain error on appeal. Specifically, the Court held (1) the...

GS v. State  
Date: October 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 119
Docket Number: S-18-0041

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the juvenile court’s order changing the permanency plan for the Child from family reunification to adoption, holding that Father’s challenges on appeal were unavailing. Specifically, the Court...

Curby v. State  
Date: October 19, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 117
Docket Number: S-18-0020

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of strangulation of a household member, holding that Defendant failed to demonstrate that the State violated its obligations under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963)....

Nitchman v. State  
Date: October 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 116
Docket Number: S-18-0005

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed a district court order revoking Appellant’s probation and ordering that he serve the remaining portions of a prison sentence that had been suspended, holding that Appellant’s underlying sentenc...

Brumme v. State  
Date: October 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 115
Docket Number: S-18-0040

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed a district court order revoking Appellant’s probation and imposing underlying sentences for her child endangerment and controlled substance convictions, holding that the district court did not...

Wyoming Guardianship Corp. v. Wyoming State Hospital  
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 114
Docket Number: S-18-0087

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court’s dismissal of Plaintiff’s complaint alleging negligence and violations of 42 U.S.C. 1983 after Linda Gelok was injured after being left unattend...

Broberg v. State  
Date: October 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 113
Docket Number: S-17-0308

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of second degree sexual assault, holding that the trial court erred in admitting evidence of prior bad acts absent notice from the State of its intent to offer such evide...

Estate of Jack Winford Weeks v. Weeks-Rohner  
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 112
Docket Number: S-17-0243

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s decision ruling generally in favor of Judy Weeks-Rohner in this quiet title action brought by the Estate of Jack Winford Weeks, holding that there was no error or abuse of...

Essex Holding, LLC v. Basic Properties, Inc.  
Date: September 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 111
Docket Number: S-17-0240

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the jury verdict awarding Basic Properties, Inc. $200,000 in damages for Essex Holding, LLC’s refusal to consent to amend restrictive covenants to allow Basic to develop one of its lots in a sh...

Mitchell v. Wyoming  
Date: September 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 110
Docket Number: S-18-0022

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Steven Mitchell was held in contempt of court for violating a custody order. The district court ordered confinement until Mitchell purged himself of contempt by relinquishing custody of the minor child. While c...

In re Order Imposing Sanctions on Traci E. Mears  
Date: September 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 109
Docket Number: S-18-0006

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed for lack of jurisdiction the appeal brought in the name of Mother challenging the district court’s imposition of sanctions against Mother’s attorney, Traci Mears, holding that Mother did not h...

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